CCP-Award lecture: Dr. C. Pereira; Post-Doc Speaker: Dr. Hilal Ezgi Toraman
Main Talk: How can the modern scanning transmission electron microscope aid catalysis science? by Prof. Eric Stach, University of Pennsylvania
Graduate Student Poster Competition:
Main Talk: Ultra-Deep Diesel Hydrodesulfurization Catalysis and Process: A Tale of Two Sites
Teh C. Ho, Exxon-Mobil ret. Ciapetta Award winner
Student Speaker: Pt-WOx/C: An Intriguing Catalyst for Selective Conversions of Furfurals and Cresols
Main Speaker: Prof. Alan S. Goldman, Rutgers — The State University of New Jersey,
Catalysis by Pincer-Iridium Complexes. Breaking C-H Bonds, Making C-C Bonds, and Various Combinations Thereof
Student Speaker Dr. Ozgen Yalcin
Bridging the Gap between Heterogeneous Catalysts and Bioinorganic Enzymes
On behalf of the local organizing committee and the International Advisory Board (IAB), we would like to invite you to the 8th International Conference on Environmental Catalysis (ICEC). The ICEC returns to U.S. soil for the first time since 1998. As the 3.5 day event will be held August 24–27, 2014 at the Historic Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa in beautiful and scenic Asheville, North Carolina. Current technological challenges in environmental catalysis will be presented in 2 plenary presentations, 3 parallel oral session and 2 poster sessions.
The Scientific Programme of ICEC 2014 will be organized around following main topics:
Sustainable and clean energy production
- Bio-fuel catalysis
- Fuel cells, electrolyzers and solar fuels
- Fuel reforming
- Catalytic combustion
- Mobile and Stationary source emissions
- TWC, Lean de-NOx, and de-Soot
- Low temperature exhaust applications
Indoor air cleaning
- VOCs, PAH, adsorption
- Non-biodegradable organic oxidation
- Nitrates reduction
- Sludge removal
- Biomass to chemicals
- CO2 valorization
- Environmentally-friendly catalytic processes
- November 2013 — Call for papers, Submission platform opens
- January 2014 — Abstract submission deadline
- April 2014 — Notification of acceptance
- May 2014 — Early bird registration deadline
- July 2014 — Scientific program available
- August 24–27, 2014 — 8th ICEC in Asheville, NC USA
Formal Invitation from Honorary Chair, Prof. Dr. Robert K. Grasselli
As we all know, catalysis has its roots almost 200 years back, dating to Berzellius, who first coined the word and introduced the concept of catalysis in 1821. Much has been accomplished in the area of catalysis since that early time, particularly in the past 100 years. In that period, some of the most important catalytic processes that changed the complexion of our world to the better have been discovered and commercialized, such as the Haber-Bosch Ammonia Synthesis, Reforming, Catalytic Cracking, Acid Catalysis, Selective Ammoxidation, Selective Oxidation, and Exhaust Abatement Catalysis. In today’s industrialized world, catalysis is ubiquitous. Virtually all manufactured products benefit by catalysis somewhere in the chain of their production.
Oxidation catalysis, which is the subject of our 7th WCOC, commands a very key role. Namely, twenty five percent of the most important industrial organic chemicals and intermediates are produced by selective heterogeneous oxidation catalysis: these comprise acrolein, acrylic acid, acrylonitrile, methacrylic acid, maleic anhydride, phthalic anhydride, ethylene oxide and propylene oxide.
Over the past fifty years great efforts have been expanded, by industrial, as well as, academic researchers, to make selective oxidation processes and their catalysts ever more efficient and environmentally friendlier. The very term “selective oxidation catalysis” implies efficiency, preservation of matter and environmental responsibility. The recently coined term “green chemistry” has already been practiced for the past fifty years by researchers active in the area of selective oxidation catalysis, and that with ever-greater prowess, particularly as the fundamental understanding of catalyst behavior on an atomic and molecular level has continuously improved and been refined; through the aid of sophisticated spectroscopic techniques.
In our upcoming 7th WCOC we continue the tradition of the earlier World Oxidation Congresses by aiming to further expand the fundamental knowledge, as well as, technological progress achieved in the field of oxidation catalysis in general, and selective oxidation in particular, and to help lay the foundation for new research and implementation in our chosen discipline. The overall theme of our congress is “From Fundamentals to Applications”.
We cordially invite you to actively participate in our meeting in St. Louis, the Gateway to the West, in order to make our Congress another WCOC success!
First Circular: TOCAT7_1st.pdf
Distribution of second circular: May 2013
Deadline for extended abstracts: October2013
Notice of acceptance of papers: January 2014
Deadline for advanced registration: March 2014
Deadline for full paper: June 2014
Catalysis Society of Japan will organize this meeting as a continuation of TOCAT (1990), TOCAT2 (1994), TOCAT3 (1998), TOCAT4 (2002), TOCAT5 (2006) and TOCAT6/APCAT5 (2010). The past six TOCAT conferences have earned a good reputation as a new series of international conferences on catalysis that has significantly filled the gap between research and technology in catalysis.
Stimulating closer ties between academia and industry and encouraging young researchers in the field of catalysis are the central concept of this conference. This conference sould greatly contribute to exchanging new ideas and technologies and promoting developments of new outstanding catalysts and systems under the scope that catalysis is a highly and eagerly demanded technology in industries and for sustainable society and drives innovation in many other fields.
Papers on the following topics are welcome.
- New concepts for catalysis
- Advanced materials for catalysis
- Fundamentals and characterization
- Green and sustainable catalysis
- Environmental catalysis
- Catalysis in energy conversion
- Solid acids and bases
- Selective oxidation
- Organometallic catalysis
- Reactor engineering
- Introduction of recently developed and/or commercialized industrial catalysts and processes
- Emission control
- Green and sustainable processes
- Petroleum refining and petrochemicals
- Fine and chiral synthesis